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The impressive platform dimensions of the smallest Maybach model measure 5 meters 73 minimum. The long version of the new high end model from DaimlerChrysler measures an even more impressive 6.17 meters. The wheel base measures an enormous 3.43 meters, the total weight is up to 3.5 tons – unarmored.

FAG mastered the extraordinary balance between the extraordinary parameters and developed wheel bearings for both the front and rear axle.

After careful consideration and various dynamic tests, it was decided that a tapered roller bearing unit was needed, but it had to be unexceptionally wide and equipped with a specific raceway geometry adjusted to the high axle load and side acceleration.
With the help of the FE calculation method and taking into consideration the surrounding design, a for-life lubricated tapered roller bearing unit with a defined bearing preload was recommended and designed.


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